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right now at 5:00, life after a fire tore through a south bay church. and more rain hitting the bay area today. the wet roads challenging drivers in the north bay. what we can expect for the thanksgiving holiday. the victim, a young child. now police officers are reaching out to the public for any leads on a suspect. good evening to you. thank you for joining us. >> there's a new warning in san francisco right now after an assault on a child inside a park bathroom. we are live in lafayette park
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with more on this investigation. >> reporter: good evening to you. it certainly is disturbing. we spoke with parents, people who come to the park all the time. what they're telling is they saw san francisco police walking around here today and yesterday at around 4:00 p.m. we're actually near washington street and octavia. police are saying they aren't releasing many details because the victim is a child. this is a park that is constantly packed with kids and family. one woman who was in the park yesterday said investigators spent a lot of time near the bathroom area. today those who frequent the park were upset to hear what had happened. >> very concerning. it's a very big neighborhood. when something like that happens, it's very concerning. >> there's a ton of, you know, people out here in the park
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every day of the week, you know. and too bad there has to be something like this. >> reporter: and of course, parents say they're going to keep a close eye. police say the suspect is a white male 30 to 40 years old, 5'11", brown hair, brown eyes, blue jeans, green, black, and white tennis shoes last seen leaving on foot near washington and golf. if you have any information on this, you are asked to call san francisco police. nbc bay area news. thank you so much. well, the bay area did see another round of rain today. let's take you outside to take a look at san jose. pretty dry, though, on the ground right now. several bay area cities did see some scattered showers. this is the third system of the
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week. take a look at interstate 280 in south san francisco this morning. our meteorologist joining us right now with much more. >> in the hill tops, we saw most of the rain and parts of the north bay up towards mill valley. oak under a half inch of rain. san jose, really missing out, at least at the airport. just barely enough to measure. on the ocean facing side, a little bit of rain. we're looking at some snow levels close to 6,000 feet. snow showers still possible as we get into tonight, but you can see we have clouds off to the west. we're waiting for a pattern change that will take us through the second half of the weekend.
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for tomorrow morning, patchy fog could be the main concern, especially in the north bay and east bay valleys. the travel plans that could get impacted for the middle of the week. back to you. a big rig driver lost control on the wet roads. according to officers, the truck slammed right into the center divide. this is santa rosa early this morning. the crash had two lanes shut down for several hours. that flipped over, as you can see here. he had minor injuries to contend with. all the debris on the highway triggered two more accidents. people trapped in a burning car after a crash. two cars smashed up in san jose. police say the crash sparked a
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car fire. rescuers rescued four people trapped in that burning vehicle. a fire destroyed their church but not their faith. we are outside holy cross church. this is amazing they are all back here almost a week since the fire. >> it really is a blessing. >> reporter: fortunately, parish hall did not burn. that's where masses are being held. it's being held here for the first time since the fire. ♪ the fire started last sunday afternoon near the church organ. investigators say it was likely caused by faulty wiring. no one was hurt. today parishioners are thrilled
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to return to mass, even if it cannot be held in the nearly 100-year-old church. >> i'm so happy. overjoyed because this community needs this church, you know? it has been a staple for as long as i can remember. it's always been here. i hope it continues to be here. i hope we can get it back up real quick. >> reporter: amazingly while the fire scorched the inside of the church, the gold cross above the altar remained unscathed. firefighters used a crane to lift it out of the church monday and some parishioners are calling it a miracle. some of the statues that were inside the church were also saved as well. they didn't even get singed. if you take a look, you can see how bad this fire was. this is the shell. there is still high risk this
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building may collapse, which is why it has been fenced. the fire destroyed the interior of this nearly 100-year-old church. mass will continue to be held here on sunday here at the parish hall. reporting live in san jose. nbc bay area news. well, an employee and customer were forced to flee this morning after a fire broke out. it was just after 11:00 this morning. the building was about 25% involved. this fire destroyed 75% of the building before it was completely put out. this is near campbell avenue. no one injured. although investigators say they don't know what caused the fire, they say arson is not yet being ruled out. there was no working smoke alarm in the house.
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that's what san ramon firefighters are saying after an elderly man pulled from the flames died this morning. it was at 7:30 this morning. the man found inside was rushed to the hospital, but he did not survive. no one else lived in that home. the cause is under investigation. today was the big cal-stanford football game. cal students are not giving up their demands on banning tuition hikes. they handed out green wristbands at the game to those supporting the cause. they've been having sleep-ins since wednesday with no plans to stop until the demands are met. >> that doesn't stop us from keeping moving forward and finding ways to make higher education more affordable.
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>> that could raise students tuition as much as 28% over the next five years. >> if you live in cupertino and you had no power this morning, you can blame it on a squirrel. it happened near finch avenue and stevens creek boulevard. this just half 7:00 a.m. another outage affected other customers. one little furry critter there. >> as disruptive as it was to those people, it was more disruptive to the squirrel who is no longer here. an early present for holiday travellers in the east bay. >> the oakland airport connecter. also -- i'm live in santa clara where the nbc bay area food drive had a very successful day, but it is not too late to
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because together, we thrive. ♪ just in time for the holidays, a new way to get to the bay area airport in oakland. bart trains began running at about 6:00 this morning. the trains had just eight minutes to get through the 3.2 mile route. passengers were forced to take a
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bus between the airport and the closest bart station. this route certainly more pleasant for some riders. >> i actually was expecting to go on air bart. i came here and realized there was a train. very sweet and very smooth. >> the oakland airport route has been in the works for years. happening now, today was our big push for our holiday food drive here at nbc bay area. we are out at safeway stores. raj and janelle in los altos. i was at two safeways in mill valley. we're live in santa clara. we heard there was somebody there who just set the bar that i don't think will ever be matched. >> reporter: maybe.
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it is still too early in this food driver. our business reporter tweeted a copy of a receipt from here from a customer he identified as johnson & johnson. all day long, so many people being generous like that. buying a bag of groceries for just $10. >> thank you, god bless you. >> reporter: that's the morning meteorologist working her magic there. an added bonus, viewers got to meet and take pictures with nbc personalities. for the last five years, nbc bay area has partnered with safeway to help fill the bay area's food banks. last year, 134,000 bags were bought and donated to bay area food banks. today we are closing in on
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17,000 bags so far. not bad for a day's work. the bags are filled with items like pasta, sauce, peanut butter, canned vegetables. enough to feed a family for a week. don't let the booming economy fool you. the need is still great. >> we're fortunate to feed our children and have a good thanksgiving. i wish i could do ten. >> we feed a quarter of a million people each month. the cost of living is so high, so the need is definitely still there. >> reporter: if you didn't make it out to a safeway today, it is not too late. these bags are still available to buy until december 25th, christmas day. you still have time. you can always make a monetary donation online or in person at your local food bank and they'll
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spend it on whatever they need to spend it on. we'll hear from volunteers at 5:30. nbc bay area news. thanks very much. i was working at mill valley. the number one store last year for donations. you can find out more by visiting our website, nbcbayarea.com. click on the holiday food drive link in the upper left-corner. >> i wouldn't rule out the los altos store. we were very busy there this morning as well. another round of rain in the books. we have your microclimate forecast. plus one of the largest tunnel projects in europe hosting a 10k race. the new record set had nothing to do with speed. ♪
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we were just talking about the big push for the bay area food drive. >> and much needed. we're hearing record lows at a lot of these food bacnks. >> they need our help more than ever. they generally ask you if you'd like a make a contribution. say yes. they have the bag already packed. it is going to cost you $10 and it helps a lot of people.
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i met the store manager. he's bringing them back out. >> all right. i like that. of course, i mentioned earlier i was at the los altos story today. there's the general manager. a photobomb there. they were encouraging those people to grab bags. we had one basketball player who popped in and filled up his cart with those bags. such a worthy cause. it is hard to imagine people being hungry in your own community, but let us tell us it very much happens. >> the cuteness of the twins. >> they put the pressure on, that's for sure. >> we have our own meteorologist
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collecting donations in the east bay. he tweeted these photos from danville. right now, he's going to help us with our microclimate forecast. >> what was your day out there? >> very nice. you saw megan lee there, who was just a marketing expert getting everybody in to donate to our local food banks. right now, clearing and breezy. it is going to feel chilly tonight as our skies clear. winds generally 15 to 20 miles per hour out of the northwest. our city cameras hanging on for dear life. pretty breezy out there. you see the skies beginning to clear and wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour this evening. that's helping to clear our skies out. these storms that have come in haven't been all that cold. it's been good news for moisture though. we have seen about 3 to 4 inches
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of rain. still more clouds coming in, but we're about to see some changes. first the breezy conditions setting us up for a chilly start tomorrow morning. patchy fog will be part of the story tomorrow morning. now through thanksgiving, there's some good news for you. we'd like to see more rain and snow. for tomorrow, a few patches of fog and low clouds for the morning. high temperatures mid to upper 60s around the south bay and san jose. washington plays 4 9ers. temperatures in the mid 60s out there around santa clara. temperatures around the north bay mid 60s and mid to upper 60s around the tri-valley. check out where our five-day forecast is headed as it gets to
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tuesday and wednesday. livermore close to 70 into tuesday and wednesday with some morning fog. san jose and the south bay could see some, perhaps, close to record-setting numbers. we could see numbers as warm as the mid to upper 70s for parts of the south bay for the middle part of the week. the next chance to see rain is next weekend. it's been nice. last three to four days, we've had some rain in the bay area and some snow. the 30th, you see that next batch of rain for next friday night into saturday. travel plans look okay other than that patchy fog. we could use more rain and snow. for now, that's going to hold off until the end of next week. back to you. thanks very much. >> sounds pretty good.
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a pretty tough group of women are one step closer to the career with the san mateo county sheriff's office today. the idea was to get more women interested in working as a deputy or corrections officer. >> we ran a mile and a half. you have to lift and drag 165
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pound dummy. there was an obstacle course. 500-yard run. these are all things they help us practice on. >> today marked the women's final boot camp session which included a run, jumping jacks, and a whole lot of pushups. afterward, a graduation ceremony was held. the women an we heard from pass that test on thursday. an unusual race course today in sweden. they ended up in the world book of records. a huge new tunnel project in stockholm. this is northern europe's largest tunnel project. but it is not because of what they did in the tunnel. the organizers say 42,000 people were on the race route, and they'reset the brand-new world
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record for 10k distance. samaritan house saw a huge turnout for its annual holiday distribution. it is at college park elementary school in san mateo. it is trying to serve 600 low-income families for thanksgiving. since 1964, the issamaritan hou has used faith based groups to help families and seniors in san mateo county. >> all over the bay area we're being reminded it is the time of giving. >> it really is. it is a good way to show kids to give. coming up in the next half hour -- >> all eyes on ferguson, missouri, this weekend.
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